Friday, March 19, 2010

For the birds...

We've been suffering with colds and flu in our home lately but have still managed to get outside. We went into the backyard to rake leaves left over on the ground from autumn and decided to pick all of the sunflower seeds off of the dried flowers to feed the birds. 

One of our feeders we made a year ago and it's still in good shape.

I went and got the Handbook of Nature Study to read more about sunflowers. Austyn took a picture of me sitting on the step reading it. I have a cold... can you tell? LOL!

The following is a poem taken from the Handbook of Nature Study, found under one of the sunflower lessons.

Eagle of flowers! I see the stand.
And on the sun's moon-glory gaze,
With eye like his thy lids expand
And fringe their disk with golden rays;
Though fixed on earth, in darkness rooted there,
Light is thy element, thy dwelling air,
Thy prospect heaven.
~ "The Sunflower", Montgomery

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